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Furkan Suv

SUMA Server Part 2

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In my previous Blog I wrote how to install and configure SUSE Manager. In this Blog I will go more in the deep like repository management and PXE boot configuration. Configuring repository To syncronize products from SUSE repository, you need configure first the Organization Credentials. To get your username and password for repository you need to go: https://scc.suse.com/ Login with your SUSE Account   Admin -> Setup Wizard -> Organization Credentials -> Add a new…

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Furkan Suv

SUSE Manager installation

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In this Blog I will write the requirements and steps to install SUSE Manager Server. Maybe you heard about SUSE Manager but you could not understand why a SUSE Manager Server (SUMA) can help to manage your server environments easier. How can SUMA help you? Without automated processes, the systems management overhead increases, and this leadS to increased costs. Get a complete hardware and software inventory of your systems. Install Software with few clicks to…

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Karsten Lenz

CentOS 8 alternatives

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Many people are unhappy about the decision from the CentOS Board of Directors, to switch from fix releases to Stream and cutting the support date from 2029 to 31st of December 2021 for CentOS 8. Many applications in productive environments require fix OS releases. Having more or less daily changing packages can cause many issues. People who have upgraded from CentOS 7 to 8 are in trouble again, the cut on the support date means,…

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Jérôme Dubar

How long does it take to redeploy an ODA X8-2M?

By | Database Administration & Monitoring, Database management, Hardware & Storage, Operation systems, Oracle | No Comments

Introduction One of the advantage of Oracle Database Appliance is its fast deployment. Most often, the initial setup of a lite ODA (with a reimaging) only takes half a day, from unboxing until a first test database is available. Trust me, it’s hard to do better. For some reason, for example if you need to patch to the latest release and you have some intermediate patch to apply before, or if you plan to change…

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Jérôme Dubar

Oracle Database Appliance vs Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

By | Cloud, Database Administration & Monitoring, Database management, Development & Performance, Hardware & Storage, Operation systems, Oracle | No Comments

Introduction Oracle Database Appliances are very popular these days. And not only among new customers for this kind of engineered systems. Almost all customers already using old generation ODAs are renewing their infrastructure by choosing again ODAs, meaning that the solution is good enough and probably better than anything else. But now, public clouds are a real alternative to on-premise servers, and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is a solid competitor vs Amazon and Azure public clouds….

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Mouhamadou Diaw

Duplicate Database on ODA X4

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The ODA X4 is still in use for some customers. The last time I was asked to validate the backups . Let me explain the context. Actually the backups are done via RMAN on local in a NFS share. After these backups are backep up by Netback on tape. The goal was just to validate that the backups done by Netback can be used to restore if needed. So the backup teams restored the backups…

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Furkan Suv

SELinux for beginners

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Do you know the following situation: You are following a step by step tutorial on the web and on your environment does not work as expected because of SELinux. Your looking on search engines command how you can disable the SELinux… Does that sound familiar? On this Blog I will explain what SELinux are, where and how to use is. Let’s start! What is SELinux and why should I not disable it? SE stands for…

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Mouhamadou Diaw

Reimaging an ODA to 19.8 Part II

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In my previous blog, I described the steps to deploy an ODA 19.8 by reimaging. The ODA was reimaged with the latest available version 19.8 but some components were not up-to-dated. [[email protected] ~]# odacli describe-component System Version ————— 19.8.0.0.0 Component Installed Version Available Version —————————————- ——————– ——————– OAK 19.8.0.0.0 up-to-date GI 19.8.0.0.200714 up-to-date DCSAGENT 19.8.0.0.0 up-to-date ILOM 4.0.4.38.a.r132148 4.0.4.51.r134837 BIOS 52020500 52021300 OS 7.8 up-to-date FIRMWARECONTROLLER VDV1RL02 VDV1RL04 FIRMWAREDISK 1120 1102 HMP The patch was…

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Mouhamadou Diaw

Reimaging an ODA to 19.8 Part I

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Recently I was deploying some ODA X8-2M. To install the 19.8 software, I decide to reimage the server with the 19.8 image. In this blog I describe the main steps I did. First, we will need to download following patches from Oracle support website -Patch 30403643: Oracle Database Appliance 19.8.0.0.0 OS ISO IMAGE for all platforms -Patch 30403673: Oracle Database Appliance GI Clone for ODACLI/DCS stack (and -Patch 30403662: Oracle Database Appliance RDBMS Clone for…

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